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Ex-Barclays whistleblowing chief: anonymous chat rooms best protect whistleblowers

Ex-Barclays whistleblowing chief: anonymous chat rooms best protect whistleblowers

January 18, 2018, GIR

The former head of whistleblowing at UK bank Barclays said that companies should use anonymous chat rooms to ensure that a whistleblower's identity is truly protected.

SFO director: let's not “muddy the waters” on self-reporting

SFO director: let's not “muddy the waters” on self-reporting

January 18, 2018, GIR

SFO director David Green said he hopes that the agency remains consistent in its approach to self-reporting once his tenure comes to an end this year.

GDPR penalties will be a “game changer” for companies considering data requests

GDPR penalties will be a “game changer” for companies considering data requests

January 16, 2018, GIR

Companies that want to avoid paying high fines for violating the GDPR should facilitate the smooth transfer of information through MLATs when the new EU data protection law comes into force, panellists said at an event on 16 January.

Former OECD head describes challenge of persuading China to sign convention

Former OECD head describes challenge of persuading China to sign convention

December 15, 2017, GIR

China is reluctant to sign the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention because many companies view bribery as part of doing business in certain countries, former OECD secretary general Donald Johnston told a conference in Paris.

World Bank official: SMEs are mentoring one another

World Bank official: SMEs are mentoring one another

December 14, 2017, GIR

Small and medium-sized enterprises that have been through World Bank investigations are successfully helping other businesses comply with Bank rules, the organisation’s vice president for integrity told an OECD conference in Paris.

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

December 13, 2017, GIR

A global self-reporting framework for international companies would be a “real game-changer” that could bring many cases of foreign bribery to light, Siemens lawyer Klaus Moosmayer told an OECD conference in Paris.

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

November 20, 2017, GIR

A German prosecutor has said the “most important thing” for lawyers to do when his office opens a criminal corruption investigation is for a company to start building a relationship with investigators.

Hui Chen: a compliance officer’s role “bears repeating”

Hui Chen: a compliance officer’s role “bears repeating”

November 17, 2017, GIR

The DOJ’s former compliance counsel, Hui Chen, said at a London conference that clarifying the purpose of a compliance officer can fuel a positive business culture.

GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

November 16, 2017, GIR

German lawyers have voiced their frustration over the UK’s recent ENRC privilege ruling, with one describing it as a “bad case based on bad facts”.

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

November 16, 2017, GIR

The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, David Green, said at a London conference that training their own investigators is preferable to recruiting those from other authorities.